Preview – Four Elements

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Prelude Four Elements is currently finishing up a successful Kickstarter run with only a few days left remaining in the campaign. The game, a family-friendly dexterity affair is available for a £12 pledge. Pretty inexpensive for what you’re getting. Play Four Elements doesn’t come with a sheet of instructions, just a few pointers etched into its wooden box (Deluxe Version). …

Preview – Dog Might Games Skirmish Box

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Dog Might Games currently has a Kickstarter campaing running for a new product they’re calling the Skirmish Box. It’s a box for transporting all your most important minis to whatever battlefield they’re next to spill blood upon. Made from various hardwoods, these boxes offer a variety of comparments for your 25mm miniatures, dice, cards, and whatever else you might need. …

Preview – A.E.G.I.S. Combining Robot Strategy Game

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Designers: Jesse Clark, Sarah Como, Breeze Grigas, Ryan Richford, Zach Kettell Publisher: Zephyr Workshop Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: $49 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 15-30 minutes Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: A.E.G.I.S. Prelude Do combat robots excite you? How about robots that combine? How about robots that combine in multiple ways? A.E.G.I.S. has you covered on all fronts. Command …

Preview – Underleague

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Designers: Fergus Blair Publisher: Cogwright Games Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: £39 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 45-90 minutes Ages: 12+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Underleague Prelude Cogwright Games recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Underleague, a fantasy-themed game where players battle horrific monsters in illegal underground fights. Players each take the role of a monster breeder facing their monsters against …

Preview – Dead Man’s Doubloons

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Designers: Jason Miceli Publisher: Thundergryph Games Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: €39 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 30-60 Min Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Dead Man’s Doubloons Prelude Dead Man’s Doubloons has been on my radar for quite some time now. I played a very early prototype over Tabletop Simulator with the game’s designer, Jason Miceli, back in July of …

Preview – Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game

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Designers: John Coveyou Publisher: Genius Games Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: $39 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 50-75 Min Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: No BGG: Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game Prelude I’d only recently found out about Cytosis, a game that may have slipped by my radar if it weren’t for a PR company I deal with on a normal basis. …

Preview – Ruin of the Reckless

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Faux-Operative Games had a successful Kickstarter campaign for Ruin of the Reckless, a pixel-art, fast paced, action rogue-like that focuses on melee combat and twitch reflexes. I was lucky enough to get an early build of the game to put through its paces and to see how it’s coming along. It’s quickly become one of my favorite games of the …

Hexpanse Preview

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I’ve been interested in Hexpanse since I first laid my eyes on Korona Games’ Kickstarter project for the game. Here was a game that claimed to be an abstract strategy game, but looked to be oozing with a sci-fi theme. I immediately wrote to Korona asking if they’d be interested in letting me preview the game. A few weeks later …

Tricksters Preview

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Aether Tower reached out to me a few months ago asking if I’d like to try a prototype of their game, Tricksters. After a quick peek at some of the materials they sent over I agreed to give it a go in time for their Kickstarter campaign. The game is quick, fast-paced, and filled with adorable creatures called Annukuh. Since …

Card Master Preview

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Having already signed up as an early backer for Card Master on Prefundia, I was excited to get a prototype in today to preview. For those unfamiliar, Card Master is basically Triple Triad, a popular card mini-game found in Final Fantasy 8. Not collectable, it’s a deck of 81 cards with the numbers on the sides only ranging from 1-3. …